Thursday, March 18, 2010

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

Deviled eggs or eggs mimosa are hard-boiled eggs cut in half and filled with the hard-boiled egg's yolk mixed with different ingredients, herbs and spices. They are usually served cold as appetizers or sometimes even as a main course. It is a very common holiday or party food.

This is my healthy version of the deviled eggs. :) I created the following recipe to showcase the delicate flavor of dill and the wholesome goodness of homemade mayonnaise. To accentuate the color of the dish, I added smoked salmon. The contrast of the colors of the ingredients also make this dish a super classy party dish. The fresh taste of dill also complements the smokey flavor of the salmon perfectly. The orange color from the smoked salmon against the fresh yellow color of the homemade mayonnaise and dash of green from the sprig of dill....simply amazing!

Ingredients (makes enough for a party of 20 to 25):
1. 20 to 25 eggs, hard boiled
2. 1 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped
3. 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4. 2 ounces smoked salmon, coarsely chopped
5. 1/2 cup homemade mayonnaise (see homemade mayonnaise recipe)
6. Fresh dill for garnish

1. Boil eggs in a pot of water for about 20 minutes. Remove from pot and let cool before shelling them.
2. Cut each egg into half, lengthwise and remove egg yolks into a mixing bowl.

3. Add homemade mayonnaise, chopped dill and pepper and mash to mix well. Season with salt to taste as desired.
4. Dish mixture out into a ziploc bag to make a pipping bag.
5. Cut one end of the ziploc bag and pipe mixture into the hollow space of each egg. Top each egg with a small serving of chopped smoked salmon and garnish with a sprig of dill.

Nutritional value of this recipe:
Only 89 calories per serving (2 halves = 1 egg) but boosts 6g* of protein!

* based on a 2,000 calories per day diet


Margaret Hale said...

Yummy! For a crafty little presentation, you could invest in this gadget that turns your hard boiled eggs into a cube shape, so they stand up better. :)

Kelly said...

Square eggs...hmmm....this is interesting. I have never seen it before. :)

ellie said...

Would you recommend a substitute for mayo?

Kelly said...

Hi Ellie,

Besides adding a nice fresh flavor, the purpose of the mayo in this recipe is also to give it the creamy texture. If you do want to substitute mayo because of the eggs, you can try vegan cheese or light mustard.